Department of Education

The Department of Education at Louisiana State University at Alexandria has as its mission the promotion of quality instruction, stimulating scholarship, rigorous academic standards, appreciation of cultural diversity, and respect for the dignity of each future teacher, resulting in impacting the lives of these future teachers, their students and the world in which they live.

Accreditation

Louisiana State University at Alexandria is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). All of LSUA’s teacher preparation programs are approved by the Board of Regents and the Louisiana Department of Education.

Additionally, the Department of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). NCATE is officially recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as an accrediting body for institutions that prepare teachers and other professional personnel for work in preschool, elementary, and secondary schools. The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) also recognizes NCATE. Through its voluntary, peer review process, NCATE helps to ensure that accredited institutions produce competent, caring, and qualified teachers and other professional school personnel who can help all students learn.

Presently, the LSUA Department of Education is seeking continuing accreditation through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). More information regarding CAEP can be found at www.caepnet.org.

Additionally, all of LSUA’s teacher preparation programs are approved by the Louisiana Board of Regents and the Louisiana Department of Education. The Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and the Certification-Only Alternative Path Program - Elementary Education (Grades 1-5) are nationally recognized by the Association of Childhood Education International (ACEI). The Bachelor of Arts in History with a Minor in Education Leading to Secondary Education Certification - Social Studies (Grades 6-12) and the Certification-Only Alternative Path Program - Social Studies (Grades 6-12) are nationally recognized by the National Council for Social Studies.